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The Merrick is the highest hill in Southern Scotland. A popular ascent from Glen Trool, it presides high over a wild landscape, thankfully well away from the extensive forestry plantations.
Region: Galloway and Dumfries
Altitude: 843 metres
Detailed route description and map
Other routes and challenges
In addition to the two routes described, there are more challenging options. One is a traverse of the western ridge of the Galloway hills - the Awful Hand - from Benyellary, right through to Shalloch on Minnoch (or beyond).